WEATHER BEAT: Weekend Storm Expected to Miss Region

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments | Weather

weatherbeatlogoIf you’re reading this that means you officially survived the Blizzard of 2016!

Most areas across our region picked up anywhere from 30 to 35 inches of snow putting it right in my predicted range of 24 to 36 inches. There were obviously a few places that exceeded my range and hit 40 inches, but 32 inches is my official number for Bristow.

Of course, it’s hard to believe that just a month ago it was Christmas and we had highs in the mid-60s. That seems like a distant memory, doesn’t it?

With all that snow we just had, the last thing you want to hear from me is more snow. Fortunately, I am not expecting a lot. Looking ahead to the next couple days, I do expect a few showers on Tuesday that could end as a brief period of light snow that should not amount to much; an inch at best.

However, this weekend there have been some changes. The thinking earlier was that we could see yet another foot of snow this weekend; however, it is now looking like this storm will track further out to sea. Nonetheless, I am still tracking this storm just in case it decides to change its mind. The faster this storm strengthens, the closer to the coast it will be allowing for a foot or more of snow. The thinking is that the storm will not develop as fast and it should just move out to sea and only give the extreme coastal regions a chance for snow.

The thing to expect this week is plenty of melting with highs in the 30s and 40s most of the week. If you’re lucky, the kids may go back to school by Friday.

My favorite thing to do is study the weather. It is truly fascinating. Nothing beats a good thunderstorm. I became very interested in weather when I lived in Okinawa, Japan for four years and was actually inside a super typhoon.

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